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Earthquake: Everything is fine in Bhutan, says minister


Thimpu, April 25: Bhutan's Minister for Economic Affairs Norbu Wangchuk on Saturday said everything was fine in his country and expressed solidarity with Nepal which suffered massive losses of life and property as a result of the earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter Scale. [Follow updates on earthquake]

Quake: Bhutan is fine, says minister

He said in a tweet that the celebration of World Intellectual Property day scheduled for tomorrow, April 26, has been cancelled.

Wangchuk also thanked Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for extending a helping hand to Bhutan in the moment of the crisis.

The minister said the Tala and Chukha hydro-facilities were safe. According to him, the magnitude of the quake might have been around 4 in Bhutan, enough to shake old buildings.

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